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City Council Votes To Adopt A New Council Districts Map In Early 2016

The Anaheim City Council voted 3-2 to scrap the previously selected council districts map and instead use Citizen voting Age Population census data that will be available next month to create a new map that has two Latino majority districts. On last night’s agenda was the required second reading for the ordinance for a map of six council districts. In ...

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Mayor Tait Recruiting Council Candidates Via Facebook

The council districts map sponsored by a coalition of progressive and Democratic Party interest groups has been adopted. The city council has determined the ballot order (although not the order pushed by that same coalition and Mayor Tom Tait): Districts 1 and 2 (West Anaheim); District 4 (the Latino-plurality, south Anaheim); and District 5 (Latino-plurality, central Anaheim) will on the ...

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Dates Set For Community Input On Drawing Council District Boundaries

The Advisory Committee of six retired Superior Court judges has set the dates for a series of public hearings at which the public can provide their input into where the boundaries of the coming council districts should be drawn. Per the City of Anaheim’s press release: During the first organizational meeting to gather input on drawing Anaheim’s City Council voting ...

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Anaheim Elections Advisory Committee Member Gloria Ma’ae: “Measure L is Not the Answer for Anaheim”

Gloria Ma’ae is a long-time resident of Anaheim’s flatlands who is active in the civic affairs of the city. When the City Council appointed the Anahem Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) on Elections and Public Participation in 2012 following the ACLU-Jose F. Moreno lawsuit seeking the imposition of by-district council elections without a vote of the people, Gloria applied and was ...

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Life-Long Anaheim Resident Ron Bengochea: “No On Measure L”

Ron Bengochea is a life-long resident of Anaheim and a committed (although I believe now retired) union member and activist. I add the latter for those tempted to dismiss him as “Tea Partier.”  He was one of the few Anaheim residents to faithfully attend meetings of the Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections, at which he always took the opportunity ...

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OC Labor’s Top 2014 Priorities: Re-Electing Quirk-Silva and By-District Council Elections in Anaheim

The Orange County Labor Federation’s (OCLF) top two 2014 election priorities are: 1) Re-Elect Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva 2) Adoption of by-district council elections in Anaheim. This is according a presentation in January 2014 – several days after the City of Anaheim-ACLU settlement agreement placing by-district elections on the ballot – by the OCLF, entitled “Analysis of the 2014 Elections In ...

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OC Labor Federation Injects Another $10,000 Into “Yes on Measure L” Campaign

The Left continues to pour money into its effort to change the rules of how the Anaheim City Council is elected in order to produce elections results more to their liking, i.e. the election of left-of-center councilmembers to adopt left-of-center policies. The latest donation comes from the Orange County Labor Federation, AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE), which on Thursday, ...

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With An Eye On Unionizing More Hotel Workers, UNITE-HERE Pours More Money Into Campaign for By-District Elections

Of the thousands of hotel workers in the Anaheim Resort, only those at a few hotels are actually paying dues into UNITE-HERE Local 11 coffers. UNITE-HERE would love to change that, and to that end has been one of the main forces behind the push to change Anaheim City Council elections from at-large to by-district. Yesterday, UNITE-HERE Local 11 poured ...

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Revealing Interview with Lorri Galloway On Fox News 11

Lorri Galloway was interviewed on September 5 on Fox News LA by anchor Tony McEwing and OC Register editorialists Brian Calle and Joseph Perkins, as part of a series of “You Decide 2014” interviews with local candidates. I found it well worth watching. Not so much because one learns anything new about Lorri Galloway, but because one gets a better sense of how ...

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